For the last 30+ years, our annual summer vacation has been on the island of Martha's Vineyard, off the coast of Massachusetts. One of the attractions we always enjoy is visiting the town of Oak Bluffs. The Martha's Vineyard Campground Association is composed of more than 100 homes that surround the Tabernacle, an outdoor church/ampitheatre. More than 100 years ago, people started coming out to the Vineyard to enjoy the cool summer weather and to get a bit of that ol' time religion. They pitched tents that became more and more elaborate. Eventually, people started building wood facades and porches to act as front doors to their tents. And, as even more time passed, they replaced the tents with cottages built behind the facades. The homes, most of which are on the National Historic Register, have always been gaily painted and festooned with decorations, lanterns, and flowering plants.
Several of these images were processed using HDR (High Dynamic Range) techniques, which was quite a challenge considering they were taken hand held.
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